belong to (someone or something)

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belong to (someone or something)

1. To be a member of something, such as a team or club. My daughter belongs to the debate team at school. I belong to the gym on Main Street if you ever want to come work out with me.
2. To be one's possession. No, that coat belongs to Rachel—mine has a hood. Who do these headphones belong to?
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belong to someone or something

to be owned by someone or something. This one belongs to me. This desk belongs to the company. You can't take it home!
See also: belong
References in classic literature ?
He soon realized, however, that the circles in which he moved were not the highest, and that though he was received in the highest spheres he did not belong to them.
Had they left Israel alone, that land would still belong to them.
Plan participants may be under the impression that the deferred compensation, assets and earnings belong to them.
Stalin cunningly brought this machinery to such a state of perfection that even the wives of his immediate colleagues did not belong to them.